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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Atomics
Parent System: Blitzer
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: ?
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Description: The General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Blitzer is an electromagnetic railgun developed for the US Navy and US Army and demonstrated between 2009 and 2016. The new cannon system replaces conventional propellant by electromagnetic fields to accelerate an artillery shells to unprecedented speeds and longer ranges. The Blitzer railgun has been developed to meet the mobility requirements of the US Army. The Blitzer delivers three to ten Mega Joules (3 MJ to 10 MJ) of energy output.

Blitzer Specifications

Energy: 10 MJ
Launch Acceleration: 30,000 g
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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Blitzer News

There are 6 news between
27 Oct 2009 and 10 May 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017General Atomics Successfully Tests Railgun Hypersonic Projectiles
Tuesday, April 26, 2016Blitzer Railgun Demonstrated for the US Army
Sunday, March 13, 2016General Atomics Completes Successful Open Range Testing of Railgun Projectile Guidance Electronics Unit
Friday, January 8, 2016US Navy Railgun Projectiles Achieve Success during Critical Open Range Testing
Tuesday, December 7, 2010Blitzer EM Cannon Successfully Completes Aerodynamic Projectiles Testing
Tuesday, October 27, 2009Blitzer Electromagnetic Air Defense Railgun Completes Successful First Firing

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